Firstborn and I picked up the 'new' chairs today and WOW!
What a difference new fabric made!
Of course, this means the couch looks even shabbier, but not for long, as I have plans to drop it off at the same place this week. They were threadbare in places and quite dirty. And the tapestry fabric was out of step with the times. The new fabric is softer and more neutral so we won't have to match the couch exactly; and it will coordinate beautifully with the cushions. The couch is going to be a cinnamon color; very pretty! Tomorrow I will make a couple of throw pillows and take them a couple more yards of fabric to make arm rest covers when I drop off the couch.